Meet the
Friends of Gateway Green

Paul Dickow

Paul Dickow is Marketing Director of Portland landscape architecture and planning firm Walker Macy. Paul is also a resident of Madison South Neighborhood and a neighbor of the park. Paul brings his professional focus on public open space projects with catalytic social, aesthetic, environmental, and economic potential together with his personal interests in East Portland’s community and sense of place.

Ryan Barrett, Board Member

Ryan, who joined the board in early 2018, is a long-time bicycle racer. He lives in the Rose City Park neighborhood and works as Marketing Manager at Nemo Design.

Ted Gilbert, Board Member

Since 1973, Ted has been involved in the acquisition, development, renovation and/or marketing of investment real estate. He is the Founder and Chairman of HOST Development, Inc., Co-Founder and Chairman of the Portland Affordable Housing Preservation Trust. He serves on two other Gatewat community boards, and is passionate about the revitalization of Gateway and East Portland. For recreation, Ted loves to run on the trails of Forest Park and Tryon Creek State Park.

Will Heiberg, Board Member

Will Heiberg is the owner and operator of the Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park in Portland, Oregon. He has a BA from Virginia Tech and has worked in the outdoor and tech industries as a computer graphics artist, project manager, and producer. With a passion for an active lifestyle and riding bikes, he started the Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park in 2012 and has built a community hub with cycling as it's nucleus. With an eye on creating multiple locations in urban centers, Will looks forward to providing more opportunities to engage the youth of today through recreational riding.

Cole Lalomia, Secretary

Drawn by the big trees and dense moss of the Pacific Northwest, Cole left New Jersey and moved to Portland to study Community Development at Portland State University. For the length of his academic career at PSU he worked as a mechanic at the PSU Bike Hub; fixing bikes and teaching bicycle maintenance and repair to students and faculty. Cole’s love of cycling also found him leading the PSU Cycling Team as president and competitor to two conference championships. Cole has worked with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance on the Bike More Challenge and continues to stay involved with advocacy relating to active transportation. Cole is firm believer in public participation and is dedicated to doing his part in making Portland a more livable place for everyone. Cole recently took a full-time job as a bike mechanic at the Community Cycling Center.

Linda Robinson

Born in Portland and a resident of east Portland since 1974, Linda is a community organizer with a passion for meaningful civic engagement. While Linda has many volunteer interests, her work has focused on parks. Linda was a founding member of the East Portland Parks Coalition and now leads that group, chairs the Parks Committee for the Hazelwood Neighborhood Association, and served on the Portland Parks Board for seven years.. When not doing volunteer work, Linda enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, birding and bicycling..

Many thanks to former board members for the time they served on the board:  Punneh Abdolhosseini, Tom Badrick, Bill Barber, Beth Flanagan, Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell, Jim Labbe, and Jeff Shindler.